I put this together finally last night. It started life as a custom brass shell aqiired from mcKenzie drums. I made the lugs out of rock maple. The lug threads are aluminum solid stock which I drilled and tapped. The hardware, hoops and throw off were powder coated with a custom mix. The shell was then polished using progressive grits of wet sandpaper, 320-600-800-1000-1500-2000 and power buffed using Meguairs fine cut cleaner. Then I masked the graphics and sand blasted the pattern and sealed with a light coat of clear laquer. Hope you all appreciate the time and effort, not your average assembly job.